[Dclug] Inquiry regarding PGP and how to install it, I tried, did not work
jerrywone at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 10:55:18 EDT 2010
Tim, et. al.:
I'm thinking Tim is too shy to ask large groups,
so I'm forwarding it for him ;-/
I'm not PGP certified, nor particularly good
at support, so check with DCLUG and
you might want to know about DCLoCo
which tends to meet at Taste of India
on Saturday afternoons, and tending to do
something in Pentagon City too, so check thier
list(s). If you are using Ubuntu,
I highly recommend you get on that list as well,
as they are the local experts and meet
regularly with computers in hand, face to face...
>From what I could parse of below
(doing penance for my last DCLUG post on FC14 install notes)
Learning command line, it helps to look over someone else's shoulder,
as that's how I learned stuff like Control-R looks up command history,
and O Reilly books are good, hence why I created the DCLUG library,
as my local public library was so out of date and useless for reference,
man pages, like man startx or similar
Not sure what corrupted your disk... Like most beginner questions,
someone looking at the machine makes more sense,
and DCLoCo meetings sound like a good place to start.
I did some ByteBack early on many years ago, where we were
at a computer lab. Also InstallFests which have fallen by the wayside,
as most experienced think stuff installs itself :-)
but newbies have trouble with the names of everything,
partitioning, in particular is where most have the problem
(wiping your drive, if you do it wrong) AND YOU MADE A BACKUP RIGHT??!!
Creating a PGP key doesn't seem to be that difficult,
but keysigning to get recognized by others then setting up Enigma or something
on emails. But I'm not PGP certified, as mentioned above.
Keysignings generally have specific instructions given with them...
Generally, migrating from Windows is a painful experience,
similar to Detox, but worth it, keep coming back, and before you know it
someone will be asking you questions ;-)
On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Tim Cash <cash.tim at gmail.com> wrote:
> Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 08:14:27 -0400
> From: jerry w <jerrywone at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Dclug] F14 install experience notes
> To: dclug at calypso.tux.org
> Message-ID: <AANLkTi==zL36TVKy9dDnUga9pnfONRhpb61xrqT_g5aj at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> "could not verify download with gpg instructions on fedoraproject page
> (under ubuntu)"
> Jerry W
> Hello Jerry,
> My name is Time Cash and I am a subscriber to the DC Linux Users Group pages.
> I saw your message this morning and I have a question.
> I recently tossed out my Windows 7 installations for a new fresh
> download installation of Ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop and 10.10 on my
> My desktop has an Asus p5w dh deluxe mother board, 2 GB RAM, two hard
> drives (740 GB and 500 GB).
> My laptop is an Acer Aspire 4530-6823 Dual core AMD with the onboard
> Nvidia 9100 M graphics board, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive.
> The desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 ran fine until my desktop lost it's
> cookies and I was forced to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 or reformat the
> hard drive and loose all of my files (not an option).
> I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 on the desktop with success but do not
> understand why I lost the 10.04 GUI int he first place.
> Then, my laptop installation hard drive files got scrambled and I lost
> the Nvidia driver in the laptop 10.10 kernel.
> I had to learn how to upgrade Ubuntu Linux FROM THE COMMAND LINE as I
> had lost my X11 GUI.
> I had to use my desktop PC to search the Internet for a solution,
> download the Nvidia driver I needed, transfer that driver via flash
> drive using the command line, and load that driver onto the laptop.
> I did so and it runs fine, but what a pain int he ass that was.
> I am trying to get religion with respect to securing my system and
> Internet access, so I want to install PGP on my systems, but do not
> know how.
> The directions I followed from an Ubuntu forum did not work.
> Any recommendations where to download PGP, which PGP to download, and
> how to generate a PGP key I can then use in my Evolution email to lock
> it down and secure it ?
> In the past I just copped out and returned to using Windows. I am NOT
> going back to Windows, which means I MUST learn additional Linux
> maintenance tricks to keep my PCs running properly and safely.
> Tim Cash
> 260 South Reynolds Street
> Apt 1001
> Alexandria, VA 22304
> C 410 507-6824
> Msgs 410 946-2153
> cash.tim at gmail.com
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